CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | REAL MADRID 3-4 SCHALKE
Cristiano leads the way in goals in European competitions
The Portuguese scored twice against Schalke to take his tally to 78 in all European competitions, moving clear of Lionel Messi and Raúl, who have 76. He also exceeded Messi in goals in the European Cup (76-75).
Cristiano Ronaldo is now the top scorer in the history of European competitions with 78 goals. He was tied with Raúl and Messi on 76 before Tuesday night’s match against Schalke and scored twice against the German side. The Real Madrid forward has also overtaken Lionel Messi as the top scorer in the history of the European Cup. (76-75) and he has equalled the Argentine as the leading scorer in the Champions League (75-75).
Tonight’s match also saw Cristiano Ronaldo equal Víctor Valdés, Lampard, Casillas and Xavi as the players with most matches played in the knockout phase of the Champions League with 51. Casillas played his 146th match in the competition.